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org. romney's reform, as he prepares to debate domestic issues with president obama, mitt romney says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs
good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the bat ground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells "the denver post" he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he's expressed support for the act.
here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> president obama created what he calls a stopgap measure. those are his words. for children who are brought here illegally through no fault of their own. instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the dream act. legislation that would grant citizenship to these same immigrants under certain conditions. mitt romney has opposed the bill in the past. >> pledging, "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the dream act, would iv veto it? the answer is yes." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among mexican american voters, and a new survey shows why that's important. this year, nearly 25 million hispanic americans will be el available to vote. most of those votes went to president obama in 2008.
but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> hispanics have been disproportionately hard. the national unemployment is still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11%. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. big day for ohio today. early voting begins there. 30% of the vote came in early in 2008, and today is exactly five weeks before election day. >> susan mcginness in washington this morning. thank you so much. a pennsylvania judge is expected to rule today on whether to uphold the state's new law requiring voters to show photo identification. the law was passed by the republican-controlled state legislature and vigorously opposed by democrats. at issue is whether the law will prevent any registered voter from casting a ballot. democrats claim it will make it harder for their traditional voters, young adults and minorities to vote.
overseas. the foreign minister of syria there accused the u.s. and its allies of promoting terrorism and escalating the fighting in syria. speaking before the united nations general assembly yesterday, he criticized calls for president bashar alassad to sit down. one activist group says 40 people were killed yesterday. we're learning more about the taliban attack that killed three americans in afghanistan. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck just as a patrol of afghan police and nato troops got out of their vehicles at a market in eastern afghanistan yesterday. in all, 14 people died in the bombing. eight american airlines jets have been grounded so inspectors can check out potential problems with passenger seats and their cabins. two american flielgts in three days were forced to land prematurely because seats came loose inned my flight. the first incident happened saturday when a 757 from boston to miami had to make an emergency landing when a row of seats came loose from the floor.
>> we've got an unusual one for you. during climb out, passenger seats row 12 b, e, and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. we're thinking about going to kennedy to get the floor seats reattached to the aircraft. over. >> okay, that sounds like a good idea to me. >> it happened again mday. again, an american 757, and again, the flight was bound for miami, this time from new york. the plane had to return to jfk. the federal aviation administration says both planes recently underwent maintenance work that required seats be removed and reinstalled. american said there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into tracks on the floor. >> this should not have happened. these seats are designed to withstand a great deal of force. and they are not supposed to come off their tracks. >> it's the latest problem for american, which has recently laid off maintenance workers as
part of its bankruptcy proceedings. last week, the airline accused the pilots union of conducting an illegal slowdown that led to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. industry analysts say if fliers don't feel safe on american flights, they could stark booking travel on other airlines. >> it's going to make me think twice about sending my daughter on american in a few weeks for thanksgiving. >> both the faa and american airlines say the loose seats are not related to the labor tensions. the two affected plaens were worked on by separate maintenance crews at two different facilities. "cbs moneywatch." predictions are in, and a majority of americans are staring at big increase on their tax bill. ashley morrison with more. >> the tax center released a study showing that americans of all different incomes could be hit with a tax increase. if existing tax cuts are allowed to automatically expire, the
average tax increaswould be $ $3500 a year, a middle income american would see their tax bill rise by $2,000. overseas marks were mixed this morning. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction on concerns of company earnings, while south korea's kospi grained a fraction. on wall street, the dow added 77 points while the nasdaq lost two points. jp morgan chase is being sued over dealings made by bear stearns, the investment bank it acquired in 2008. new york's attorney general filed the suit claiming bear stearns misled investors. the suit is the first to be filed under a group set up by the obama administration to investigate misconduct that caused the 2008 financial crisis. jp morgan says it will will contest the suit.
american express is paying $112 million in refunds and fines to settle accusations it duped customers. federal regulators say the credit card company charge unlawful late fees and deceived card holders into paying off old debts or buying extra card services. they will refund about $85 million to about 250,000 customers. and the holiday shopping forecast isn't frightful, but it's also not so delightful. the national retail federation is expecting americans to spend a little more than 4% more than they did last year, but that is less of an increase than we've seen in the past two years, and the smallest growth we've seen since 2009. so don't expect to get much more this year. >> i was going to say as long as i get everything on my list from you, ashley, it will be okay. >> that's all that matters, right? ditto. >> ashley, thank you so much. coming up, caught on video. an eld early woman caught in her
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a dramatic rescue in portland, maine, caught on cell phone camera. 84-year-old urs la nixon lost control of her car on friday, and some good samaritans braved the cold waters to pull her out. police say nixon sped through a stop sign, two fences and an oceanfront barrier before she ended up in the portland harbor. she's in fair condition. several of her rescuers were treated for hypothermia. a 10-year-old boy in philadelphia is in big trouble. see that white van crashing into those cars right there. police say on sunday he stole it and he's the one behind the wheel. surveillance camera shows him getting out and trying to run away, but someone stops him. police say the boy saw the keys on the rear door and went on a brief joyride. he wasn't just slapped on the wrist either. he's expected to be charged with auto theft. in hong kong, a deadly ferry
collision. a boat filled with revelers slammed into the ferry. more than 100 people were injured and sent to hospitals. report say the ferry captain was afraid to stop, so he safely returned to port. in california, at least 20 passengers were injured when an amtrak train collided with a truck. it california's central valley. the train derailed and was carrying about 169passengers. the truck was destroyed. officials say the driver suffered only minor injuries before emergency services arrived, passengers helped get the injured off the train. >> we were there pulling people right off the train. the train was almost on its side. everything was very slippery. almost like standing on ice. it was very hard to maneuver. >> about ten miles away, a second accident about four hours later. a freight train hit a tractor-trailer. police say that driver was seriously injured. up next, we'll have your tuesday morning weather. in sports, who says there's no
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and thunderstorms will extend into florida. in the southwest, expect record heat. the mercury could top 113 degrees in some areas. in sports this morning, the bears turned on the d against tony romo and the dallas cowboys. tony romo setting a record of five interceptions. jay cutler had a great game. in the fourth, he hit brandon marshall for a 31-yard touchdown strike. he threw for 219 yards. the bears destroy the boys 34-18. indianapolis colts coach chuck pagano has been hospitalized and is undergoing treatment for leukemia. he turns 52 years old is in his first season as indy's coach. on to baseball this morning, break out the bubbly. the tigers' miguel cabrera had a monster game against the royals. he had four hits including a home we are just two games left. he could be the first player since karl yastrzemski in 1967
to win the triple crown in baseball, most homers, rbis and batting average. tigers beat the royals 6-3 to clinch the american league central title. coco crisp got the big hit in fifth for the a's, and that helped oakland clinch the playoff spot for the first time in three years. if the a's sweep the rangers, they could win the crown in the american league west. in the national league, they are popping the champagne out in d.c. darren rough's triple off the wall in the second drove in two runs. that's all the phillies needed to beat the nationals. but because the braves lost, washington won the national league east for their first division title since moving from montreal in 2005. and nobody bubbly in l.a., but a lot of relief. in the bottom of the ninth, rivera singled in the winning run, keeping the dodgers' playoff hopes alive. they're still in the hunt with st. louis for the second national league wild card spot. when we come back, aiming high. the one-legged soccer kick
here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c., thunderstorms, 79 degrees. clouds in atlanta, 76. mostly cloudy skies in st. louis, 70 degrees. plenty of sun in denver, 80. cooler in seattle, 62. a 17-year-old high school boy from massachusetts is rising above his disability. when niko scored his first goal, he became an instant internet sensation. check this out. he has only one leg. this youtube have has already gotten more than one million hits. jim axelrod has more on this
athlete's amazing story. >> reporter: it's not hard to pick out niko jogging with his varsity soccer teammates at concord carlisle high school outside boston. he is and always has been the kid with one leg. what is hard to do when watching niko is to believe what you're seeing. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. >> reporter: born without a right leg and right hip, niko was raised by parents whose only expectation for their son was that he not expect any special treatment. >> there's no you're not taking out the garbage, you're doing everything that every other family is doing. >> do you take out the garbage? >> oh yeah. i hate it, though. >> reporter: he was just 5 years old when he decided a traditional prosthetic leg was holding him back.
>> you can go with the forearm crushes, they give you the opportunity to be more mobile. i can run on crutches. i can climb mount kilimanjaro. >> reporter: at 13, niko became the first one-legged climber to reach the top of africa's highest mountain. he skis, dives, and loves volleyball. then there's wrestling. against two-legged opponents he finished third in the state in his weight class. but it was this moment on the soccer field that provided a much bigger audience for niko. two weeks ago, he scored his first varsity goal. with more than a million youtube hits, it might be the most famous high school soccer goal will. >> reporter: what did your teammates say to you? >> nice goal. and i don't think it was my teammates thinking niko's got one leg and he just scored a goal on varsity. it was more like that was a nice goal. >> reporter: but isn't that exactly what you're looking for
out of life? >> exactly. no pity, no differences, i just want to be seen as an equal. >> reporter: this past summer, niko made his debut for the u.s. amputee soccer team and now wants to take them to their world cup. >> i've got one leg. you get one life. do what you will. and i'm not going to let the what my life is going to be.tate >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, concord, massachusetts. >> not complaining anymore. seth macfarlane, the creator of "family guy" is oscar bound. the 38-year-old has been tapped to host the academy awards next year. it's his first time hosting the show as part of an effort to attract younger viewers to the broadcast. macfarlane says his favorite oscar hosts are johnny carson and bob hope, and he's a fan of good old fashioned showmanship. sings sinatra pretty well, too. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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what about the day? >> probably going to be a wetter period tan the afternoon. the -- than the afternoon. the showers will be from the shenandoah valley to the metro for the next six hours and east of 95 maybe more in favor of the showers than d.c. and northwest. you see the heavier showers through midday but this afternoon just a drop left over or two. still scattered showers, might get a rumble or two of thunder. will be on the warm side, 75 to 80 and even warmer tomorrow. right now we're a muggy 65 degrees. we've been watching some light showers over us this morning here in washington, but west of town, notice the yellows, oranges and reds. there's heavier rain. want to show you this. upper montgomery county, howard and northeast, light showers there but as we go west, as we get west of here, western loudoun county, upperville south of berryville and 340 over to winchester, approaching
cross junction, moderate to rain showers. as you head south into sperryville, madison, culpeper county, more moderate showers. these are all lifting toward the northeast so they'll be tracking up toward northern fauquier county. you go south back to i-64, another break. not going to be raining all day but there will be scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially through the morning hours. temperatures, they're certainly mild. we're in the upper 50s here. mid-60s on top of d.c. upper 60s in annapolis. let's check in with beverly farm we are the latest timesaver traffic. good morning. you mentioned the issue with the weather. it rained out some of the construction but not all of it. heading to the airport northbound 295, the bw parkway, a work crew. southbound 95 they're working south of route 32 with a couple of lanes blocked. two right lanes blocked with that construction that should be pulling out of there the next half-hour. the beltway at new hampshire avenue running smoothly even though there's a work crew west
of this shot. they were tying up the left half of the roadway. an accident northbound on route 10 with furnace branch road and 100 at 295, the bw parkway on the wet pavement. virginia drivers, you're doing well. no beltway construction to tell you about. 66 heading inside the beltway through falls church, nice light volume. likewise coming in from front royal. back to you guys. >> thank you, beverly. celebrations exploding at nats park last night even though the team lost to philadelphia. >> that is because after more than 30 years, the nationals franchise has a division title. >> i pirates just beat the braves 2-1. you can celebrate now. >> the fans and players did celebrate. for washington, d.c. this is the first time playoff baseball will be played in the nation's capital since 1933. >> tomorrow i'll be ready. hopefully till then, i'm not
going to sleep. i'm staying up. >> we're hoping to get it done in st. louis and it is a blessing to do it in front of a packed house. >> it's unbelievable, this town, this team, we're speechless. >> in the spring they'll be talking about -- in the spring they talked about us having a chance. every single guy stepped up. it's a huge accomplishment. we're happy to be the division champ. >> we've come a long way, a good year. we've done some good things, some bad things but to finish on top is something i'll never forget. >> the great thing after the celebration in the clubhouse, the team came back on the field, did a lap around the field to celebrate with the fans, giving them high fives. they really just wanted to give them their due after all this time. >> congratulations and the team. the